Rayamajhi predicts failure of BRB's 'new force'

KATHMANDU: UCPN-Maoist leader Top Bahadur Rayamajhi, who was once loyal to Baburam Bhattarai, on Wednesday, said Bhattarai's much hyped 'new force' would eventually fail.

Speaking with journalists at the Reporters' Club in the Capital today, Rayamajhi said Bhattarai did a blunder by quitting the Maoist party and launching his new campaign in the name of new force.

"There is no any possibility and base of formation of that kind of force in Nepal in present circumstances," the leader said, "The new force cannot be founded in vacuum."

He, however, maintained that the UCPN-Maoist party needed a transformation.

The party should be transformed as per new developments and it should work as the new force, he suggested.


Rayamajhi claimed that as many as 80 per cent leaders of those presenting dissent views to the party on Tuesday would return to the party soon.

"I am in contact with all of them," Rayamajhi said, "They will not leave the party."

Even though they left the party, it would not make any difference, he added.